The two grey chairs

With the help of my husband I have finally finished these two chairs.  I chose a very neutral palette because I wanted the shape of the chairs which I love to be the focus.  They almost have that Gustavian Swedish feel.  The more I paint furniture (or not, I have some pieces that will not be getting a coat but more of a polish) the more I learn.  I used Annie Sloan Paris Grey chalk paint with a couple of coats of her clear wax.  I distressed these chair quite a bit and worked up a sweat buffing!

For the seats I really wanted some antique French grain sacks but they are just out of my budget for the time being and instead used a natural cotton drop cloth.  Actually Rick used the drop cloth, I thought upholstering the seats would be a breeze!  Well, let me tell you I was ready to take the seats and the staple gun and hurl them into the woods!  So we’ve discovered another talent that Rick has, upholstery, he very calmly and professionally covered those seats, beautiful corners, pucker free and all!

On top of the chairs I’ve placed a couple of pillows I just made from some vintage Waverly fabric.  This tutorial from Texas Cottage is just wonderful for creating an envelope pillow cover.

the before

the after

sans pillows

Now as I am terribly inspired by all the beautiful Fall mantles out there in blogland I am going to attempt to create something on my mantle.

Till next time, enjoy the day!

I’m sharing this at…

Redoux InteriorsFurniture Feature Fridays    


  1. What a beautiful job! congratulations :)

  2. Grogeous! You did a fantastic job, the upholstery looks great, and you did get that Swedish Gustavian feel. Nicely done!!
    Have a great weekend,

  3. These are very cute, they look perfect. Love the pillows! Thanks for sharing at my party! -K

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